Event

Action Research Presentations: Session 2

Friday, February 9, 2024 14:30to16:00
Virtual
Price: 
Free

Language instructors and faculty lecturers from the McGill School of Continuing Studies, within the Global and Strategic Communication domain who have recently completed action research training will be presenting their findings at the second annual McGill SCS Conference on Action Research in Teaching. Join us in celebrating their accomplishments as they share reflections and insights from their research journey, and learn more about the use of action research to foster professional growth and development.

This session showcases the outstanding work of three GSC language instructors and faculty lecturers. Through their presentations, we will learn about innovative and useful approaches to improve students’ second language learning performance.

Improving Students’ Communicative Fluency through Oral Production Activities presented by Grace Mitri-Younes, Faculty Lecturer, Global and Strategic Communication


This action research aims to identify which kinds of activities can help students improve their fluency in French. Through data collection and data analysis, a picture emerged of students’ needs, and the types of activities that can improve their communicative fluency.

This presentation will be delivered in English.


Optimizing success & language learning in a digital self-directed learning environment presented by Julia Mercuri-Albisi, Faculty Lecturer, Global and Strategic Communication


This action research explored ways to create a meaningful experience for language learners following a self-directed online modality. The study examined retention versus attrition rates within an ESL program for healthcare professionals to determine whether monitor support with personalized exchanges will make a difference in success rates and learning.

This presentation will be delivered in English.


Using Oral Feedback to Improve ESL Students’ Oral Production presented by Carmen Borsellino, Course Lecturer, Global and Strategic Communication


The goal of this action research is to determine if oral feedback from the lecturer helps students improve their oral production in all areas: grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, and fluency.

This presentation will be delivered in English.


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